Who bought a new Instant Pot while they’ve been on sale this year? I have a wonderful and easy breakfast for you to make, Instant Pot Apple Spice Steel Cut Oats. I’ve been seeing questions about cooking smaller amount in your 6 or 8 quart IP and you can totally do it.
This recipe makes 2 large servings or 3 small ones. If you have a large family or are hosting a brunch you can double or even triple the recipe.
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One of the things I love about my Instant Pot is that you can actually set a timer and have your oats ready to put in a thermos right before you leave in the morning.
I don’t often do it with cut apples because they brown. But you can either dip them in lemon juice or choose to add fresh apple or applesauce after the cooking is done.
You use the timer button to do this. But first select your cooking button which will be manual, then set the cooking time to 3 minutes. After that, can press the timer button and adjust with the + and – buttons.
If you notice the comments on my Instant Pot Pumpkin Coffeecake Steel-cut Oatmeal, you’ll notice that quite a few people don’t like their oats cooked for 3 minutes. They find them too hard, but I like them chewy.
Troubleshooting your oats:
You can always cook them for longer or try some of my slow cooker oatmeal recipes. They cook up very soft in the slow cooker. Some would even say mushy.
If there is extra liquid once the cook time is up and the oats are the way you like them, switch to off, then back on and select saute. Keep stirring as if the pot was on the stove and you can cook off any remaining liquid.
Instant Pot Apple Spice Steel Cut Oats for 2
These oats cook fast, in 3 minutes, but realize that's after the pressure builds up which can take a little time, and then you let the pressure release naturally. You can throw everything in the Instant Pot and then go take a shower and get ready for your day. By the time you're done, breakfast will be ready!
- Add the oats, apple, water, and spices to your Instant Pot. Put your lid on and make sure the vent is closed. Plug it in and select the manual setting and set to cook on high pressure for 3 minutes. The Instant Pot timer will begin counting down the time once it gets up to pressure.
- Allow the pressure to release naturally. You’ll know when it’s ready because the round silver pressure gauge will drop down. This will take about 5 minutes.
- Open and mix in your choice of sweetener. Serve topped with your favorite nondairy milk. I like to use unsweetened vanilla.
- Note: if you don't like your oats chewy, then you can cook them longer.